Foot Care Tips: How to Get Pretty -- and Healthy -- Feet

Treat these common foot problems to your keep feet pretty and pain-free (9 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on Jul 1, 2011 at 1:32AM

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Foot Care Tips: How to Get Pretty -- and Healthy -- Feet

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Hammer Toes

Hammer toes are a deformity of the second, third or fourth toe. The middle joint starts to bend downward so the toe becomes clenched or claw-like. Painful calluses may form on the top of the joint as well. Wearing tight or too-small shoes can also aggravate the condition, says McAloon. Hammer toes can occur at any age but tend to get worse as we get older -- and if a family member had them, you may develop them, too. To get relief, try wearing roomy shoes with a wide toe box. Surgery to correct this problem is also an option in some cases.

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